This week I was able to attend the Wake Up Chandler Event, hosted by the Arizona Credit Union. This is an excellent event that allows business leaders to network in our city. I feel privileged to be able to participate in these events.
Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Wednesday, June 13, 2018
New Banner Health Hospital
There is going to be a new hospital opened in Chandler. The Banner Health Hospital is a further improvement to the health and safety of our city. The soon to be built, four-story, 240,000-square-foot hospital will be located on the southeast corner of Alma School Road and Loop 202 Santan Freeway. It will be adjacent to the existing Banner Health Center in Chandler, and will help fulfill the health care needs of area residents, including those who reside in Ahwatukee, Chandler and Gilbert.
Recently, Nora Ellen resigned from her seat as Chandler Councilwoman to seek a seat in the Arizona State Legislator. The Chandler City Council is working to select a candidate to fulfill the remainder of her term, which expires in January 2021. This is an important issue and one that is not made lightly. An initial 36 candidates put forward applications for the seat and the council has refined that list down to 9 candidates who will have interviews conducted on June 25th. The selected candidate will be sworn in on June 28th.
It has been a challenge to narrow down the candidates and I am excited to see a great variety of experience and skills in these candidates. I am happy to say that each of the selected candidates serves within our community on boards or commissions and are also members of community businesses, service organizations, or educational institutions. We have a refined pool of dedicated and engaged residents and I am excited to work with this new council member in the years to come.